Friday, March 25, 2011

Just the Facts with Kathleen Gallagher


By Kathleen Gallagher
I admit it, I joined a Drum and Bugle Corp when I was a teenager. We were called The  Fire-lites.  A bunch of my girlfriends and I, really signed up to be near the cute drum major, Alfonso. We had so much fun, and even marched down Fifth Ave in New York City.  When we learned the routines, we really got involved in making our squad the best. We twirled our flags and rifles around like pros. I loved the bus rides home the most. I got to sit next to Alfonso.

My ideal vacation is to spend a week on The Outer Banks in North Carolina with my three adorable grandsons, Cole, Lance, and Chase.  The best time is when we read stories before bed.  It’s when the giggle monsters come out to play.

    
I love the seventies, and miss the disco ball and dancing all night to the Bee Gees music.  Better yet, I love Rocky and Saturday Night Fever.

Our backyard has no grass. My husband had an idea to create a serene place to relax and enjoy nature. He covered the whole area with rocks, pebbles, and winding trails. There are evergreens, flowers, birdhouses ,and a fountain. I’m not even sure what else.  Each year he adds something different and we have a whole new design.  It’s really pretty, and it keeps him out of the kitchen. When he brings home a garden gnome, I’ll faint.

I’m a slob when I cook. I make believe I’m in the kitchen of The Iron Chef Stadium. Leave me alone with a bunch of herbs, garlic, lemon, olive oil and  white wine and I’ll whip up a dish. Oh, I need some chicken or fish, too.

I have tried almost every frizz removing product on the market.  I finally found Moroccan oil I love and it I works wonders. I better stock up on it, just in case the company goes out of business.

I went to three out of the four Bon Jovi concerts in the New Meadowlands last summer. I don’t go overboard, do I?
         
                Nothing makes me happier then a weekend spent with my husband, children, and  my grandsons.
        

10 comments:

Valerie Mann said...

I love disco, too! And I agree, the Outer Banks is wonderful. Living so close by, we still never get sick of going there! Great blog!

P. Kirby said...

Well, here in New Mexico, lots of backyards (and front yards) have no grass. On account of this being a vasty desert wasteland where you have to pour billion of gallons of water on the lawn to keep it alive.

I would like a gnome for the garden, though. One of the ones that are doing something naughty, like mooning or flippin' the bird.

And is it just me, or does Jon Bon Jovi keep getting cuter?

Valerie Mann said...

Jon Bon Jovi will be cute when he's 80 years old, using a walker after hip replacement surgery and passing dust farts (well, maybe not that part but the rest is true!). Sadly, I was never a big fan of his back in the 80s because I boycotted the 80s altogether. But some of it still got through to me!

The Sweater Curse said...

Congratulations on Echoes at Dawn, Kathleen. Your backyard sounds wonderful.

Kathleen said...

Valerie, Thanks! Jon definitely gets better with age. His energy is amazing.

Pat, You gave me an idea. Things to do list. Shop for naughty gnome. Thanks!

Leanne, We love to relax in our backyard paradise. Oh, I forgot, there,s a hot tub, too. Thanks!

Maureen said...

AH! I married my drum major! ;-)

Not a big fan of the disco ball, Saturday Night Fever or Rocky...but Bon Jove is pretty cool...

And I'd rather a yard without grass...

kathleen said...

Maureen, How cool to be together since high school band!

Bon Jovi always!

Yeah, It's great not to have to mow the lawn.

Deena said...

Kathleen, we will have to find a disco dance at RT, girlfriend! We can be the Dancing Queens! I remember the bodysuit, skirt, and Candies shoes! Aaack! Good times... Good times... ;-)

Samantha Gail said...

It amazes me how many JBJ fans are out there. Myself, I prefer a good KBJ...

kathleen said...

Deena, Yes, do the hustle! I got a bunion from my candies. lol


Samantha, Thanks for stopping by. KBJ?